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4.0 LORD God of hosts, how long wilt thou be angry with thy people that prayeth ? i 5 Thou feedest them with the bread of tears, and givest them plenteousness of tears to drink.

6 Thou hast made us a very strife unto our neighbours, and our enemies laugh us to scorn.

7 Turn us again, thou God of hosts; show the light of thy countenance, and we shall be whole.

8 Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt; thou hast cast out the heathen, and planted it.

9 Thou madest room for it; and when it had taken root, it filled the land.

10 The hills were covered with the shadow of it, and the boughs thereof were like the goodly cedar-trees.

11 She stretched out her branches unto the sea, and her boughs unto the river.

12 Why hast thou then broken down her hedge, that all they that go by pluck off her grapes ?

13 The wild boar out of the wood doth root it up, and the wild beasts of the field devour it.

14 Turn thee again, thou God of hosts, look down from heaven, behold, and visit this vine;

15 And the place of the vineyard that thy right hand hath planted, and the branch that thou madest so strong for thyself.

16 It is burnt with fire, and cut down; and they shall perish at the rebuke of thy countenance. 17 Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand, and upon the son of man, whom thou madest so strong for thine own self.

18 And so will not we go back from thee : O let us live, and we shall call upon thy Name.

19 Turn us again, O LORD God of hosts : show the light of thy countenance, and we shall be whole.

Psalm lxxxi. Exultate Deo. SING we merrily unto God our strength; w make a cheerful noise unto the God of Jacob.

2 Take the psalm, bring hither the tabret, the merry harp with the lute.

3 Blow up the trumpet in the new-moon, even in the time appointed, and upon our solemn feast-day.

4 For this was made a statute for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob.

5 This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony, when he came out of the land of Egypt, and had heard a strange language.

6 I eased his shoulder from the burden, and his hands were delivered from making the pots.

7 Thou calledst upon me in troubles, and I delivered thee; and heard thee what time as the storm fell upon thee.

8 I proved thee also at the waters of strife.

9 Hear, O my people ; and I will assure thee, O Israel, if thou wilt hearken unto me,

10 There shall no strange god be in thee, neither shalt thou worship any other god. 11 I am the LORD thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I shall fill it.

12 But my people would not hear my voice; and Israel would not obey me:

13 So I gave them up unto their own hearts' lusts, and let them follow their own imaginations.

14 O that my people would have hearkened unto me! for if Israel had walked in my ways,

15 I should soon have put down their enemies, and turned my hand against their adversaries.

16 The haters of the LORD should have been found liars; but their time should have endured for ever.

17 He should have fed them also with the finest wheat-flour; and with honey out of the stony rock should I have satisfied thee.

Evening Prayer.

Psalm lxxxii. Deus stetit. GOD standeth in the congregation of princes; "he is a Judge among gods.

2 How long will ye give wrong judgment, and accept the persons of the ungodly?

3 Defend the poor and fatherless; see that such as are in need and necessity have right.

4 Deliver the outcast and poor; save them from the hand of the ungodly.

5 They will not be learned, nor understand, but walk on still in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.

6 I have said, Ye are gods, and ye are all the children of the Most Highest.

7 But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.

8 Arise, O God, and judge thou the earth; for thou shalt take all heathen to thine inheritance.

Psalm lxxxiii. Deus, quis similis. OLD not thy tongue, O God, keep not still - silence : refrain not thyself, O God.

2 For lo, thine enemies make a murmuring; and they that hate thee have lift up their head.

3 They have imagined craftily against thy people, and taken counsel against thy secret ones.

4 They have said, Come, and let us root them out, that they be no more a people, and that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.

5 For they have cast their heads together with one consent, and are confederate against thee;

6 The tabernacles of the Edomites, and the Ishmaelites; the Moabites, and Hagarenes; . 7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek ; the Philistines, with them that dwell at Tyre.

8 Assur also is joined with them, and have nolpen the children of Lot.

9 But do thou to them as unto the Midianites ; unto Sisera, and unto Jabin at the brook of Kison;

cute them evil with thy SORD, that

10 Who perished at Endor, and became as the dung of the earth.

11 Make them and their princes like Oreb and Zeb; yea, make all their princes like as Zeba and Salmana;

12 Who say, Let us take to ourselves the houses of God in possession.

13 O my God, make them like unto a wheel, and as the stubble before the wind;

14 Like as the fire that burneth up the wood, and as the flame that consumeth the mountains.

15 Persecute them even so with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm.

16 Make their faces ashamed, O LORD, that they may seek thy Name,

17 Let them be confounded and vexed ever more and more ; let them be put to shame, and perish.

18 And they shall know that thou, whose Name is Jehovah, art only the Most Highest over all the earth.

Psalm lxxxiv. Quam dilecta !
HOW amiable are thy dwellings, thou

LORD of hosts! 2 My soul hath a desire and longing to enter into the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh rejoice in the living God.

3 Yea, the sparrow hath found her an house, and the swallow a nest, where she may lay her young; even thy altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God.

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